I’m Feeling Lighter Today


We had an interesting 4th anniversary. First Ryan sent flowers for the second time in all of our relationship. It made me feel shy, I don’t know why.

He knows me well, though, because I’ve been whispering into his ear at night that I’d rather he put money towards a plane ticket to Prague instead of on flowers. Besides, one day we’ll have enough rose bushes to have flowers all the time.

But I really enjoyed these. I’m reading a diary of a 15th century woman in Japan of her life as a concubine and then as a nun. Well, isn’t that the plight of every woman.

The Confessions of Lady Nijo. Only one copy of it remained until someone found in the 1800s and kept it way until the 1940s.

So R knew of my current obsession and bought accordingly. Loved it, R, thank you.

Later we went out to eat a neat restaurant in Fayetteville. They buy locally, organically, and have their own gardens in front of the restaurant. The inside was simple, making the food the main star. Mushroom fries – Hello! You made my day. We were in heaven.

And then hell.

I’d had a stomach ache since Tuesday and just kind of dealt with it. I don’t like taking medicine, even tylenol, so I think it has built up my tolerance to pain. And I really prefer not going to the doctor, because I have a fear of being given too many (unnecessary) medicines. I’m turning into a paranoid freak, I know. But you already knew that.

Long story short, my appendix is now bye-bye. It was in the beginning stages, so I was hoping there might be alternatives.

But I’m glad we went through with the surgery. My great grandpa died of a burst appendix and I thought of him a lot, leaving my grandma in a sad situation growing up.

Fine. Just take the darn thing out, then!

Plus, it meant that R would dote on me. That part has been my favorite.

By the way, how much does an appendix weigh? Maybe I’ll win the weigh-in this week with my roommates.

9 comments on “I’m Feeling Lighter Today

  1. little teacher says:

    You two take that “in sickness and in health” vow to a whole new level! So happy you are doing well and keep up that doting, R. Love and prayers

  2. Pistol Pete says:

    Did you save your appendix? Can I have it?
    GEEZE! you look like HELL! (just kidding)
    “then I said ‘Beautiful’ “…(see Julia’s classroom experiences for reference)

  3. Becky says:

    Hope you’re feeling better! Jeez!

  4. Unc says:

    Welcome to my world of surgeries, your Dad, you and I can compare scars. Bedside manner is everything, but in an emergency, not much choice …. and some surgeons tend to be jerks anyway!! Remember to take as much time as they tell you to, not a good time to show how “strong” you think you are! Love ya, you will feel better!

  5. Kate says:

    Was it a requirement to continue with the “hospital white” sheets once you got home?

  6. Kate says:

    Oh, yeah…hope you feel better soon!

  7. Becky says:

    I should disclose that last night I was thinking about you and your unfortunate turn of events when a question entered my mind that I could not shake.

    And I thought to myself…. Do they really have doctors or surgeons qualifed to perform this delicate operation in ARKANSAS?? 

  8. Ashley says:

    OH, yikes – hope you are getting along better now! Also, LOVE the flower arrangement – nice job, R!

  9. Jessica says:

    That’s rough. Glad you’re better now, and that flower arrangement is awesome!

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